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Science wins: Religious language struck from South Carolina state fossil bill

Rachel Maddow announced Tuesday night that the South Carolina legislature’s attempt to inject Creationist language into a bill naming the state fossil has been blocked. The anti-science clauses that some Republican legislators wanted included in the bill have been removed. In December of 2013, 8-year-old Olivia McConnell wrote to the…

Rachel Maddow explains Benghazi flap by way of Monty Python: ‘Burn the witch! Burn her!’

On Friday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow used scenes from the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” to explain how the desperate Republican quest to find a scandal in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi is like the witch trials of Salem, MA. In Colonial Massachusetts, innocent women…

Rachel Maddow: Why is the U.S. so reluctant to confront its own right-wing terrorists?

Tuesday night on her MSNBC show, Rachel Maddow discussed the real threat of violence from right-wing extremists here in the U.S. as opposed to Islamic terrorism, which most Americans are much more afraid of. She began by detailing the arrests in the late 1980s of several members of the Aryan…

Rachel Maddow: Wisconsin GOP senator hid alleged sexual misconduct by party ‘rising star’

While a Wisconsin Republican faces allegations of sexual misconduct, it is the way some of those allegations were kept secret by U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) that is really rocking the state, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow says on her show Tuesday. The alleged victim worked on Johnson’s staff when state…

Republican wins Florida congressional race despite being attacked by his own party

Republican David Jolly, who was assailed by his own party over his choice of girlfriend, won a special congressional election on Tuesday to fill his former boss’ seat, CNN reported. Jolly defeated former state Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink by just over 3,400 votes. As MSNBC host Rachel Maddow noted…

Maddow tells Jon Stewart: Iraq will haunt U.S. until we know why Bush really invaded

The U.S. cannot escape from its sins in Iraq until it honestly accounts for its reasons for invading the Middle Eastern nation, said MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. She explained to Jon Stewart on Wednesday night’s “Daily Show” that she made a new documentary, “Why We Did It,” to help examine…

Rachel Maddow: Why would Chris Christie care that his ex-staffer calls people ‘idiot’?

The behavior of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) former campaign manager toward both state and federal investigators suggests there was more to his firing than concerns about the tone of his emails, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said on Tuesday. Maddow pointed out that the attorney representing Bill Stepien, who…

Alec Baldwin rips Maddow and ‘Gay Dept. of Justice,’ vows to retire from public life

Alec Baldwin denounced the rituals of celebrity worship as he vowed to retire from public life. “In the New Media culture, anything good you do is tossed in a pit, and you are measured by who you are on your worst day,” Baldwin wrote in a lengthy New Yorker article…

Rachel Maddow: Federal probe of NC toxic polluter could be bad news for Gov. McCrory

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said on Thursday that a burgeoning federal investigation could spell trouble for not only the North Carolina company behind an 82,000-ton toxic spill, but also for former employee Gov. Pat McCrory (R). Maddow pointed out that, since McCrory took office, the state not only blocked at…

New Jersey Star-Ledger regrets Chris Christie endorsement: ‘We blew this one’

During the fall campaign, the liberal TV hero Rachel Maddow ran a stinging segment ridiculing The Star-Ledger’s endorsement of Gov. Chris Christie. How could we endorse him, she asked, when we criticized him so harshly in the same piece? Had we lost……

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